electric vehicles

  • Tesla launches a web-based version of its in-car trip planning tool

    Tesla launches a web-based version of its in-car trip planning tool

    Curious about what it’s like to plan a long road trip as an electric vehicle owner? Tesla thinks you just might be, so now it’s launching a web-based version of its trip planning tool, which was previously only available to Tesla owners via the in-car navigation system. The tool allows you to map out a route and includes the best charging spots along your route, complete with how… Read More

  • Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving

    Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving

    Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving car program alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth – both Volkswagen and Hyundai are planning to incorporate Aurora self-driving technology in production cars by 2021. The Volkswagen is also hoping to put autonomous test cars on the road later this year, in a limited initial test… Read More

  • Lamborghini’s EV initiatives seem to lack a spark Crunch Network

    Lamborghini’s EV initiatives seem to lack a spark

    It doesn’t look like Lamborghini will be joining the race for e-performance vehicles anytime soon. Even as the Italian company announced plans to work with MIT in a collaboration to create “electric super sports cars of the future” with the unveiling of its Terzo Millennio concept car, without an exact EV Lambo production date, it’s unclear when the iconic brand… Read More

  • Elon Musk promises to make a pickup truck ‘right after Model Y’

    Elon Musk promises to make a pickup truck ‘right after Model Y’

    On the heels of unveiling the Tesla all-electric semi-truck and a second-generation Roadster in November, Elon Musk took to Twitter today to ask his fans how Tesla can further improve. In response to someone who requested a Tesla pickup truck, Musk said, “I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y…Am dying to build it.” Read More

  • BMW reaches 100,000 electric vehicle sales target for 2017

    BMW reaches 100,000 electric vehicle sales target for 2017

    BMW set out to sell 100,000 electric cars this year globally, and it has managed to do that, the company revealed today. That includes fully electric cars, as well as electrified vehicles like its plug-in electric Active Tourer 2-Series, Reuters reports. Its fully electric options include the i3 compact, which it debuted in 2013 but which saw strong demand in the U.S. and in Western Europe… Read More

  • NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

    NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

    Electric vehicle startup NIO has launched its first production car, the ES8 – a fully electric SUV with 220 miles of range, fast charging that will top off the battery entirely in one hour of charging, battery pack swapping capabilities for thee-minute refuelling and more. The car starts at about $68,000 before incentives and subsidies, and will be a strong competitor with the Model X… Read More

  • Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025

    Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025

    Toyota is finally revealing the details of its plan to catch up with some of its rivals on electrification; the automaker has focused primarily on hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles before now, despite having led the market with the Prius – but it’s going to focus more on pure EVs going forward, with a plan to offer over 10 purely battery-powered vehicles from 2020 on, and a… Read More

  • Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into China’s electric vehicle industry

    Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into China’s electric vehicle industry

    Ford has put a lot of focus on China’s electric vehicle market — with a local joint venture expected to lead to 15 electric or hybrid models on sale in the country by 2025 — and today the automotive giant announced a tie-in with Alibaba to fulfill its ambitious goals. The scope of alliance is fairly broad and vague at this point, but a large chunk of … Read More

  • Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe

    Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe

    Automakers are laying the groundwork for a future in which electric cars are omnipresent – and at least as common a sight on roadways as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Last month, a group of car OEMs including Ford, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen Group created a new joint-venture called ‘Ionity’ to build out a charing network, starting with a series of fast-charging stations… Read More

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